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Have you ever thought about becoming a Parole Officer?

Join our team as a District Parole Officer and make a positive difference in your community! District Parole Officers supervise individuals who have been released on parole or mandatory supervision to complete their sentences while living in Texas communities. Their mission is to promote public safety and the positive change of parolees through effective supervision, programs and services. They obtain information and prepare documentation related to parole supervision activities. They spend a lot of time in the community, verifying employment and residential plans of clients, conducting parole investigations, and performing liaison activities with criminal justice agencies, social services agencies, and other public and private entities.

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District Parole Officers are organized into five regions, with regional offices located in San Antonio, Lubbock, Houston, Dallas, and Tyler. There are a total of 67 parole offices located throughout the state.

Parole Officer Salary

Annual salary adjustments and career path advancement based upon satisfactory months of consecutive service and job performance.

Starting pay at $3,725 a month!

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Parole Officer Benefits

  • A comprehensive six-week training at the Parole Officer Training Academy conducted at the TDCJ facility in Austin
  • Work-related training seminars and conferences
  • Hazardous duty pay based on years of services
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave & Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Plan
  • Group Life and Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance

Updated Job Qualifications

Now accepting applicants with work experience in lieu of a college education.

Candidates must possess one of the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or a related field
  • A minimum of 60 college hours with two years of work experience in case work, criminal justice, military or a related field
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Recruiting Events

We're always involved with recruiting events across the state of Texas to connect you with your new career. We have recruiters in the following areas ready to help you:


  • Austin Community College
  • Concordia University
  • Huston–Tillotson University
  • University of Texas
  • Saint Edwards


  • Lamar University


  • Texas Tech University


  • Baylor University
  • McLennan Community College

Permian Basin

  • Midland College
  • Odessa College
  • The University of Texas Permian Basin
Find an event near you!